L. Daniela Alvarez

Daniela is a freelance writer who covers lifestyle and culture. In her free time, she's either cuddling with her goldendoodle Chai, buying plants, or having a picnic. Daniela is a Chicana from Los Angeles living in San Diego.
If You Spot This “Striking” IKEA Find, Grab It (Must-Have for Summer!)
It adds instant sunshine to my space.
May 7, 2024
This $45 Warming Tray Is a Must-Have for Hosting Outside (I Use It Every Time!)
Because no one likes cold wings.
May 6, 2024
5 Things You Should Never Keep in Your Kitchen Cabinets, According to Pro Organizers
They could be sitting in your cabinets right now.
Apr 13, 2024
The 7 Best Fridge Organizers, According to the Pros
Because it really does make all the difference.
Apr 4, 2024
The $4 Trader Joe's Find I Always Bring as a Host Gift
You can use it in so many ways.
Mar 13, 2024
This $15 World Market Decor Gem Adds Instant Sunshine to My Kitchen
The best part? You can use it everywhere.
Mar 10, 2024
This “Adorable” Heart-Shaped $19 Kitchen Gem Doubles as Storage
Who said Valentine’s Day decor had to be cheesy?
Feb 3, 2024
Before & After: This $30 “Under-the-Sink Lazy Susan” Finally Organized My Clutter
You’ll want one for under every sink in your home.
Dec 29, 2023
The $2 Stainless Steel Cleaning Trick Hiding in Your Pantry
I had to try the viral hack myself, and it blew me away.
Dec 16, 2023
My Mom Puts This “Cozy” $20 Decor Gem on The Christmas Table Every Year
They also make a great host gift!
Dec 3, 2023
8 Cleaning and Organizing Products Chefs Swear by in the Kitchen
So simple yet so effective.
Nov 20, 2023
The $15 Target Decor Find Every Thanksgiving Table Needs (Plus, It’s a Great Host Gift!)
I loved it so much, I got two sets.
Nov 12, 2023
The Only Aprons You’ll Ever Need, According to Pro Chefs
Every home cook needs one.
Oct 29, 2023
I Don’t Normally Decorate for Halloween, But This $15 Find Has My Full Attention
There are dozens of colors to choose from.
Oct 8, 2023
I Get to Enjoy My Wedding Bouquet Every Day Thanks to the Most Unique and Thoughtful Gift Ever
The newlyweds will thank you (forever).
Oct 5, 2023
The 8 Best (and Worst) DIY Cleaning Solutions Ranked by a Chemist
Just because it’s easy, doesn’t mean it’s safe.
Sep 24, 2023
7 Must-Have Functional Kitchen Decor Items, According to Interior Designers
They’re both pretty *and* versatile.
Sep 24, 2023
16 Latinx-Owned Grocery Brands to Keep Stocked in Your Kitchen
Members of #TeamMezcal, number 15 is for you.
Sep 15, 2023
18 Spooky-Chic Halloween Kitchen Decor Finds from IKEA, World Market, Crate & Barrel, and More
They’re scary good — on any budget.
Aug 29, 2023
The $35 Cold Brew Find for the Easiest Summer Mornings
Especially for the triple-digit weather.
Aug 2, 2023
We Compared Prices for 10 Cleaning Products at Aldi Versus Target — And One Was *Way* Cheaper
Brand-name and off-brand items both had *major* cost differences.
Jul 15, 2023
7 Charming World Market Decor Finds (Under $50) That Double as Kitchen Storage
You won't find these at most home goods retailers.
Jul 11, 2023
This Nice-Smelling (and Eco-Friendly!) Kitchen Cleaner Is Basically Summer in a Bottle
It fights grease, grime, and odors without any harsh chemicals.
Jun 29, 2023
The Game-Changing Japanese Home Organization Brand You’ve Never Heard Of — Until Now
Plus, why you won’t find them in most stores.
May 19, 2023
I Tried the TikTok Hack for Cleaning Under My Greasy Kitchen Cabinets
No scrubbing required!
Apr 20, 2023
The 7 Natural Products “Queen of Cleaning” Vanessa Amaro Uses in Her Kitchen
Plant-derived products can clean just as well as chemicals.
Apr 20, 2023
I Sniffed Dozens of Candles, and These Are the 8 Your Home Needs This Spring
Picks for every palette and budget.
Apr 16, 2023
6 IKEA Spring Decor Finds That Double as Kitchen Storage (Year-Round)
Leave it to IKEA to create the most clever home decor items (for less).
Apr 14, 2023
I Tried Every Store-Bought Queso Dip I Could Find — These Are the 3 I’ll Buy Again
Taste Test
We picked winners for salsa con queso and queso blanco.
Apr 7, 2023
Our Favorite Way to Deep-Clean Probably Isn't Yours
This method is the only way to curb our procrastination.
Mar 30, 2023
The Smartest Organizer in My Kitchen Is Hiding in Plain Sight — And I’m Obsessed
With a little shuffling, it gave my tiny kitchen all the extra space I needed.
Mar 22, 2023
This Eco-Friendly Dish Spray Is a Great Alternative to Your Usual Favorite — And It Smells Incredible
What’s more? Its light orange scent is heavenly.
Mar 13, 2023
6 Kitchen Storage Solutions IKEA Really Gets Right
The best part? They're all on sale!
Feb 24, 2023
Black Tea Is the Secret to Keeping My Kitchen Cabinets Clean (Yes, Really!)
The tea not only gets rid of all the grease, grime, and fingerprints, but it also leaves a smooth matte finish without leaving them dull and stripped of their color. 
Feb 22, 2023